A Westchester street will be ablaze with color, music and pageantry with the arrival of a Caribbean-themed celebration, the Los Angeles Carnival, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17.
Nautica de la Cruz of KJLH Radio will lead the masqueraders and revelers as they parade down Manchester Avenue, between Sepulveda and Lincoln boulevards. The festival will then continue into Westchester Park, featuring arts, crafts and foods of the region.
Los Angeles Carnival is the “infant sibling” to world renowned city carnivals in Toronto, London, Miami, New York and the home of carnival, Trinidad and Tobago, event organizers said. Westchester is the California stop on the carnival circuit.
Carnival organizers say one of the most effective activities that brings cultures together is the sharing of music, food and customs of its people in a warm, friendly and entertaining environment.
Children under 15 are admitted free to the parade, while adult registration starts at $20. Participants may register with one of the carnival groups or register as an individual and bring their own costume.
The event is free to spectators.
Vending and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For registration and information, (310) 410-0174, or www.losangelescarnival.com/.